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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Peltro William Tomkins (1760-1840)

The Virgin and Chid with the Infant Baptist published 20 August 1789

Stipple engraving, printed in brown | 32.1 x 23.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850991

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A print after a painting then in the possession of J. Purling, Esq., to whom the plate is dedicated. Lettered with production details. The painting is a copy of the so-called Madonna della Tenda, a picture by Raphael (c.1513-14) now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (inv. no.WAF 797).

Showing the half-length seated Virgin holding the Christ Child on her lap who is turning His head back toward the Infant Baptist, who is standing behind at right looking at the Virgin with clasped hands; before a curtain.
  • Creator(s)

    Peltro William Tomkins (1760-1840) (engraver)

    After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Fulham : PW Tomkins (publisher)

    Tomkins, J.F. : 18 New Bond Street, London (publisher)

    J. Purling (dedicatee)

    Peltro William Tomkins (1760-1840) (dedicator)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 32.1 x 23.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    21.6 x 17.2 cm (image)

    30.4 x 21.7 cm (platemark)


  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Curtains
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.76 A.XXXV.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 134-136, no. 56